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April 25, 1977

Safety

Pilot Judgment Cited in 727 Accident

Missile Engineering

Aerial Combat Test to Advance

Aeronautical Engineering

Wake Vortex Sensing Efforts Advance

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Safety

Pilot Judgment Cited in 727 Accident

Synopsis About 1510 AST on Apr. 27, 1976, American Airlines, Inc., Flight 625 overran the departure end of Runway 9 after landing at the Harry S. Truman Airport, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The aircraft struck the instrument landing system localizer antenna, crashed through a chain link fence and came to rest against a building located about 1,040 ft. beyond the departure end of the runway.
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Missile Engineering

Aerial Combat Test to Advance

Rearrangement of missile evaluation in joint USAF/Navy program to allow earlier start on fighter tactics phase

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Aeronautical Engineering

Wake Vortex Sensing Efforts Advance

Cambridge, Mass.—Encouraging progress in developing techniques to ease the threat of dangerous wake vortices generated by larger aircraft, which has become a significant source of bad-weather delays at major airports, was disclosed here at the Aircraft Wake Vortices Conference sponsored by the Transportation Systems Center.

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Air Transport

Pilot Recalls, Hirings on Rise

Reversal of trend of early 1970s reflects recent resurgence of traffic, confidence that growth trend will be sustained

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Avionics

Smooth B-l Avionics Transition Sought

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Air Transport

Flying Tiger Adding Cargo Capacity

Los Angeles—Utilization of Flying Tiger Line’s Boeing 747 freighter fleet is increasing following the completion of a weight reduction program and the application of innovative engineering which enable the airline to carry more cargo in the available volume of its wide-body transports.

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Management

Paris Show to Attract Record Number of Exhibitors

Paris—Record number of exhibitors and aircraft at this year’s Paris air show reflects the emergence of aerospace technology from some new regions of the world and a continuing intensification in the battle for worldwide aerospace export markets.

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Space Technology

Early Shuttle Experiment Choices Near

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Air Transport

U. S./u. K. Talks Still Face Tough Issues

Washington—British and U. S. officials renegotiating the Bermuda agreement have established a working relationship that will allow rapid drafting of a document if compromises can be reached on the difficult issues of capacity and routes.

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Air Transport

Short-field Version of Dc-9 Designed

Long Beach, Calif.—McDonnell Douglas Corp. has designed a new short-field version of its DC-9 Series 20 transport to meet a growing requirement by Japan’s domestic carriers for an aircraft that will replace the Nihon-YS-11A twin-turboprop transports currently being operated on lower density internal routes.

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